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Council celebrates completion of Wellesley ticket office refurbishment

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Council celebrates completion of Wellesley ticket office refurbishment

Designed by the prestigious Great Yarmouth Borough Architect J. W. Cockerill back in 1888, refurbishment works on the dilapidated building which was once the ticket office at Wellesley Recreation Ground are now complete.

The work, which was was carried out by Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust, was funded by a grant from Coastal Revival Fund awarded to the Wellesley project in 2018. The Coastal Revival Fund supports projects which help revive heritage assets that are important to local communities but have not yet reached their full potential or are facing neglect. 

Situated to the south west corner of the recreation ground adjacent to the gate on the corner of Wellesley Road and Albermarle Road, the building had suffered extensive rot after falling into a state of disrepair once it was no longer used. 

It has now undergone timber and roof repairs, had a completely new underground electric supply installed and has been redecorated, as well as having new cast iron fitted to the gutters, downpipes, and connection to an existing manhole. Now repaired, the building will be repurposed into a storage unit.

Cllr Andy Grant, chairman of the Housing and Neighbourhood Committee, said: “The refurbishment of the ticket office at Wellesley Recreation Ground is another step towards ensuring this important historic and recreational asset of Great Yarmouth reaches its full potential.”

The renovation of the ticket office is part of a wider project by Great Yarmouth Borough Council to sympathetically improve the historically important ground for great community use. The proposals include a new state-of-the-art 3G pitch and improvements to the athletics track, repair and maintenance of the Grade II football stadium and the upgrading of stadium facilities, improved lighting, and the installation of CCTV.

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